Man charged in robbery of gun shop

January 15, 1992|By William B. Talbott and Joe Nawrozki | William B. Talbott and Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff wBB

A 28-year-old northwest Baltimore man has been arrested and charged with the Dec. 30 robbery of a Lansdowne sporting goods store in which more than a dozen handguns were stolen.

John F. LeGrand, of the 5600 block of Cadillac Ave., was arrested about 9 p.m. yesterday by Baltimore County police at a beverage bottling company, where he is employed as a forklift operator.

According to Sgt. Stephen Doarnberger, LeGrand became the target of the investigation following a telephone tip to Metro Crime Stoppers, a private group that offers rewards for arrests in major crimes.

LeGrand is charged with robbing Clyde's Sport Shop in the 2300 block of Hammonds Ferry Road. A total of 17 handguns were stolen, police said.

The suspect was ordered held without bail pending a bail review hearing tomorrow.

LeGrand is also charged with robbing the County Seat Clothing Store in Golden Ring Mall on Dec. 21.

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